Whether they are selecting options for drywall, ceiling panels, or lighting fixtures, project teams are expected to be experts, know the ideal solution for every scenario, and to deliver it on time and on budget.
The sound transmission class (STC) and impact insulation class (IIC) are ASTM-derived single number ratings that try to quantify how much sound a stopped by partition being tested. Laboratory testing involves an ideal setting for the floor/ceiling assembly.
Demand for better floor/ceiling acoustics in multifamily construction has been spurred by consumer desires, new guidelines from code bodies, and stricter enforcement of existing codes. This article reviews important new guidelines, delving into how construction manufacturers have created new products or enhanced existing ones.
Specifiers need to understand the new and urgent financial drivers for better acoustic performance in healthcare facilities. Drawing on evidence-based design and programs, this article looks at ceilings in healthcare projects.
Wood’s beauty has long been appreciated for both architectural ceiling and wall panel assemblies. Significant changes during the past decade have led to new fabrication techniques and products complementing traditional millwork.